Jack Emeny’s wartime story (1938 to 1946)

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Jack Emeny's story by his son Kenneth My Dad was born at 45, Manderville Street, Darnall, Sheffield, England on the 26th April 1921, to Louise William Samuel Emeny and his wife Kate Eliza (nee Bagshaw), who were married on the 9th of March…

Thomas Horrocks Houston’s war diary

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Thomas kept a near daily account of his early and last days as a Prisoner of War. Thomas Houston's Diary Part 1 – The War Years 1940 To1941 Thomas Houston's Diary Part 2 1944 To 1945  

Dan Billany – Excerpt from ‘The Trap’

Dan Billany was an author. He wrote books before and during the war. Sadly, he was mortally wounded - the incident is described in the attached excerpt from one of his latter books "The Trap": http://www.pennilesspress.co.uk/annexe/dan_billany.htm

Ernest Fisher Lodge – From Tobruk to Chieti to Skelmanthorpe

An extract from the diary of Ernest Fisher Lodge (scroll down): http://colnevalley.blogspot.com/2014/10/from-tobruk-to-chieti-to-skelmanthorpe.html

Prisoner of War routes from North Africa to Italy and Greece

Map of the prisoner of war routes from North Africa to Italy and Greece, including some prisoner of war camp locations. (With thanks to NZETC digitised Official History of New Zealand in the Second War)

Thomas Keith Townsend – his involvement in WW2

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The following wonderful history of Thomas Keith Townsend (known as Keith) was submitted by Keith’s stepson Rod McMahon. Keith Townsend Pow 5479

Ed Gamble – WWII Experience

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Ed Gamble’s WWII Experience After the East African campaign we thought and felt that we were invincible – the best trained – the best armed – the best led – and part of the best army the world had ever known – we were GUNG HO…

A Wartime Log by C V Richardson

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This log opens with the following words: November 15, 1943 Dear Friend, When the folks at home ask us to choose and send you something special on their behalf, they confront is with a not-too-easy problem. The ―War-time Log‖ is one…

Soldiers of Oxfordshire

The following information was provided by The Research Panel, the Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum, as a result of an enquiry from the daughter of Howard Clifford Bryant, 4th Battalion Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry: After mobilisation…

Massacre at Wormhout

The massacre at Wormhout, northern France, as narrated by Private Joseph Humphreys: Pte Joseph Humphreys got in touch with Regimental H.Q. of the Cheshire Regiment to say that he had been present at the massacre at Wormhoudt. Humphreys was…